Coach Wei's Blog
Here is a question that I have been pondering on and off for quite a while:
Why do "cool kids" choose Ruby or PHP to build websites instead of Java?
I have to admit that I do not have an answer.
Why do I even care? Because I am a Java developer. Like many Java developers,
I get along with Java well. Not only the language itself, but the development
environments (Eclipse for example), step-by-step debugging helper, wide
availability of libraries and code snippets, and the readily accessible
information on almost any technical question I may have on Java via Google.
Last but not least, I go to JavaOne and see 10,000 people that talk and walk
just like me.
The other reason that I ponder this question is that the power of Java is a
perfect fit for the areas where websites may need more than markups or
scripting, such as middleware logic. PHP and Ruby etc ... (more)
The Paradigm Shift, Technology Stack and Business ValueAbstract
This essay re-examines web 2.0 by looking at its technology stack and
impact on enterprise computing, in contrast to the common consumer-centric
point of view. Categorizing the landscape into Consumer Web 2.0 and
Enterprise Web 2.0, the essay establishes a web 2.0 technology stack that
forms the foundation of a paradigm shift called “architecture of
partition”. In the end, the business impact of web 2.0 technologies on
enterprises is presented.
Table of ContentWeb 2.0: the State of Confusion What is Web 2... (more)
Coach Wei's Blog
(May 8, 2007) - Quite a few people are asking me what I think of Sun's JavaFX
announcement. It is funny and we saw this coming - Who wouldn't
anticipate Sun to make some big announcement at JavaOne? People were
predicting the announcement is going to be "open sourcing Java" - Oh, no,
that was last year :-)
It is quite amazing that rich internet application is suddenly getting so
much attention. Adobe has been pushing Flash as a platform. Microsoft is
pushing .NET via Silverlight, and now Sun is positioning the Java Platform
for RIA via this JavaFX announcement.... (more)
This article originally appeard in Java Developer's Journal on October 10,
Which platform to use Java or .NET? Developers ask this question all the
time. Java has been widely adopted because of its overwhelming benefits on
the server side, but Java has less to offer on the client side. .NET has made
inroads into the enterprise by leveraging its stronger rich-client
capabilities. An alternative solution for enterprise-scale Internet
application development is the emerging XML-based rich-client technology.
.NET Erosion from the Client Side
There are good reasons why Java is th... (more)
Enterprise Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) are the next evolution of
business application development. There are four different approaches to RIA
development - AJAX, Java, Flash, and .NET - and many different RIA solutions
available today. This article answers the following questions: What are
enterprise RIAs? Which approach should you use? Which solutions are
appropriate for you? And how are RIAs being adopted today?
Welcome to a New Paradigm
The Web began as an environment for content sharing and small-scale data
transfer via e-mail, newsgroups, and so forth. These initial use... (more)